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  • Bosch vs. Milwaukee Jigsaws

    Just curious if any of you guys have used both the Bosch 1590evs or 1591evs and the Milwaukee 6268-21.

    From what I know of the stats/builds I assume the tradeoff is power vs. precision cutting.

    Milwaukee seems to get a lot of mentions for being heavy but also for having low vibration. I like the easy access to parts as well as the warranty for the Milwaukee stuff. No barrel grip version though Anybody know if there's much difference between the 6266 and 6268 other than cosmetic and the LED?

    The Bosch seems kind of like the go-to favorite. I trust that those precision guides drastically reduce blade drifting/wavering. And I think I'd prefer a barrel grip if I can find one.

    I'm ebaying for these so Metabos aren't really an option (they never show up in auctions) and while I'm sure it's the best I sincerely doubt Festool is twice as good as the competition.

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    Re: Bosch vs. Milwaukee Jigsaws

    Maybe you would like to see this one by Milwaukee the 6276-21
    http://www.milwaukeetool.com/webapp/..._192209_192137

    Here is info on the Milwaukee 6268-21
    http://www.milwaukeetool.com/webapp/..._192209_192137

    Bosch 1590EVSK (Handle Grip - A tried and proven model)
    http://www.boschtools.com/Products/T...x?pid=1590EVSK

    Bosch 1591EVSK (Barrel Grip)
    http://www.boschtools.com/Products/T...x?pid=1591EVSK
    Last edited by Woussko; 02-01-2009, 06:02 PM.

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    • #3
      Re: Bosch vs. Milwaukee Jigsaws

      METABO on eBay

      Item number: 200303475333

      Item number: 120369553790

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        Re: Bosch vs. Milwaukee Jigsaws

        I was set to buy the Bosch, but changed my mind. I needed a saw for a quick project and rented a Milwaukee jig saw. It impressed me so much that I went out and bought a 6268-21. I never even tried the Bosch, tho I'm sure it is a good saw also. It is a bit heavy, has plenty of power, little vibration, excellent build quality. Hope this helps.

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          Re: Bosch vs. Milwaukee Jigsaws

          Haven't used the Milwaukee but have had my Bosch 1590EVS for a couple years now and it is a great jigsaw.
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          • #6
            Re: Bosch vs. Milwaukee Jigsaws

            Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
            Haven't used the Milwaukee but have had my Bosch 1590EVS for a couple years now and it is a great jigsaw.
            Same here, I love my Bosch 1590EVS. Plus I read where Bosch is coming out with a super clean blade, that reduces tearout even more.

            This maybe what I read.

            http://www.newwoodworker.com/reviews/bt308brvu.html
            Last edited by Riddick; 02-10-2009, 05:12 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: Bosch vs. Milwaukee Jigsaws

              I'm sure the MW is a fine jigsaw, but the Bosch is so universally well liked, what advantage is there in venturing to another brand in this case?

              Both get 5-Star ratings, but the Bosch has 10x the number of reviews.

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                Re: Bosch vs. Milwaukee Jigsaws

                Here is some more info on the Bosch T308B "Super Clean" jigsaw blade. The best part is that you can use it in other brands as long as they have a T-shank blade clamp.

                Extra Clean for Wood ... 4.5" Length, 12 teeth per inch. ... Splinter-free cuts on workpiece; straight, fine cuts. ... Laminated particle board, OSB, plywood, hard/soft woods, plastics 3/16" - 1-1/4".
                Sold in packs of 5

                http://www.ohiopowertool.com/p-1662-...ood-t308b.aspx


                Shhhhh .... I bet if you try hard you can find a better price, but then why not buy from a good known dealer?
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